The Chennai Super Kings (CSK) locked horns with the KL Rahul-led Lucknow Super Giants (LSG) in match 7 of the IPL 2022 edition, on Thursday evening (March 31), at the Brabourne Stadium, Mumbai. As expected, it was a high-scoring affair which went down to the wire before the Lucknow franchise emerged on top by six wickets in pursuit of a mammoth 211-run target.
Being asked to bat first, Ravindra Jadeja-led CSK posted 210-7 riding on vital knocks from Robin Uthappa, Moeen Ali, Shivam Dube, Jadeja and MS Dhoni. In reply, Rahul’s 26-ball 40, Quinton de Kock’s 61, Evin Lewis’ 55* and Ayush Badone’s 9-ball 19 not out propelled the LSG outfit to a memorable six-wicket win as they opened their account in the ongoing 15th season. Meanwhile, CSK are now off to their worst-ever start in an IPL season, losing their opening two games for the first time.
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After the match, India’s 2011 ODI World Cup heroes Dhoni and Gautam Gambhir, who is Lucknow’s team mentor, were spotted having a nice chat with each other on the sidelines. The interaction between the two went viral in no time and was shared on social media platforms:
Following their reunion, Gambhir also took to his official Instagram handle to share a post with the former Indian and CSK captain. Here’s what he wrote, “It was nice catching up skipper”
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With another defeat, CSK are languishing at the eighth spot in the points table. On the other hand, the Rahul-led LSG franchise are at the sixth position, with one win and a defeat each.